Committee on Aging

The Diocese of Maine seeks to empower all older Mainers to live a happy and healthy life. Check back for updates on training seminars and workshops.
 
NEW! Savvy Caregiver Training offered by the Community Center of the Southern Maine Agency on Aging
Wednesdays, March 11 through 15th 
 
The Savvy Caregiver 12-hour training for family caregivers of people with dementia provides:
 
 Knowledge - Learn what dementia is and how it affects personality and behavior.
 Skills - Communicate more effectively with the person you are caring for, making each day better for you both.
 Attitudes - Learn how to take care of yourself to reduce stress.
 
March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 2020
(snow date 4/22/20); Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm • Sam L. Cohen Center—30 Barra Road, Biddeford
Call 1-800-427-7411 x541 or 396-6541 by 3/6/20 to register. Download a flyer here
 
 
Here is a resource list for organizations with a mission to support our elders: 

The Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS) supports Maine's older and disabled adults by providing Adult Protective, Brain Injury, Other Related Conditions, Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Long Term Care, and Aging and Community services to the people of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oads/ 

Aroostook Agency on Aginghttp://www.aroostookaging.org/index.html 

Eastern Maine Agency on Aginghttps://www.eaaa.org/ 

Agency on Aging covering Androscoggin, Oxford, and Franklin Countieshttps://www.seniorsplus.org/ 

Agency on Aging covering Kennebec, Sagadahoc, Somerset, Lincoln, Waldo and Knox Countieshttp://www.spectrumgenerations.org/ 

Agency on Aging for York and Cumberland Countieshttps://www.smaaa.org/ 

The Maine Council for Elder Abuse Prevention has created this website to provide you with information about the different types of abuse and how to get help: https://elderabuseprevention.info/ 

The Maine Council on Aging: The Council’s mission is to build a strong, multidisciplinary network that draws upon wisdom, experience, and data to influence policy, educate stakeholders, and advance initiatives that move us towards our vision: http://mainecouncilonaging.org/

Legal Services for the Elderly providing free, high quality legal services to Maine’s socially and economically needy elderly age 60 and over: https://www.mainelse.org/

The Maine Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association:  https://www.alz.org/maine

 

 

 

 

 

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